Conference expansion, whether for the better or worse, brings change to almost every aspect of the sport. You will not find the SEC in the thick of the conference realignment talks.
You see, the SEC saw opportunity.
Opportunity to expand the brand, raise the bar of competition and expand the influence of the SEC on the local and national levels.
An added bonus is that, since beginning the talks of expansion in 2010, the SEC was prepared to take the offensive stance when it came to the conference realignment.
As the other conferences started moving toward expansion/realignment, the SEC already had answers to the major questions: Who would we invite and why?
So, as the other conferences hold meetings and press conferences, the SEC enjoys two new teams already on the 2012 schedule: Missouri and Texas A&M.
While the other groups figure out what to do now that those two teams are off their menus, let's talk about the impact this expansion will have on SEC football.